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Serie A posts best attendance figures in over two decades

Stadio Giuseppe Meazza in Milan, Italy

Featured image credit: Tomas Peršolja on Unsplash

Stadio Giuseppe Meazza in Milan, Italy

Featured image credit: Tomas Peršolja on Unsplash

Serie A, the top division of Italian club football, has recorded its best attendance figures since the turn of the century, with an average of 29,495 fans heading through stadium gates during the 2022-23 season.

The figures analysed by Calcio e Finanza include data from the whole season, barring Sunday’s relegation play-off between Spezia and Hellas Verona. The average attendance for 2022-23 is Serie A’s best since 1999-2000, when a mark of 30,025 was set.

Five clubs managed to break the 90% mark in terms of average attendance versus stadium capacity. Inter Milan and AC Milan topped the list with average attendances of 72,641 (95.8%) and 71,880 (94.8%) at the 75,817-capacity Stadio Giuseppe Meazza.

AS Roma came in third with an average attendance of 62,043 (92.9%) at the 66,798-capacity Stadio Olimpico, fuelled by a series of sold out games towards the end of the campaign. Atalanta placed fourth with an average of 18,242 (92.3%) at the 19,768-capacity Gewiss Stadium, while Juventus pulled in 37,672 (90.8%) at the 41,507-capacity Allianz Stadium.

Napoli, which won its first Serie A title since the 1989-90 season, ranked seventh with average attendances of 45,630 (83.4%) at the 54,732-capacity Stadio Diego Armando Maradona.

The bottom three places in the rankings are occupied by Sassuolo, Sampdoria and Verona. Sassuolo drew average gates of 13,374 (62.2%) to games at the 21,515-capacity Mapei Stadium – Città del Tricolore.

Sampdoria, which was relegated to Serie B, registered attendances of 20,101 (60.5%) at the 33,205-capacity Stadio Luigi Ferraris, while Verona’s games at the 31,713-capacity Stadio Marcantonio Bentegodi averaged attendances of 19,067 (60.1%).